Specialized programs for neurological recovery
Recovering from brain injury or a neurological condition is often complex
and extensive, and Lehigh Regional Medical Center offers a wide range
of services to help address the unique challenges of neurological damage.
Whether it’s helping patients resume regular activities after an
injury, or providing strategies to manage a degenerative disease, our
rehabilitation professionals are focused on helping patients meet their goals.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center provides a full range of rehabilitation
and recovery services for neurological conditions, including care for:
- Closed head injuries
- Parkinson’s disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve injuries and conditions, including neuropathy and myopathy
- Spinal cord injuries
A dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists — including physical
and occupational therapists, cognitive therapists, speech therapists and
other dedicated professionals — are committed to helping patients
regain the highest level of functioning possible.
Brain injury therapies
Customized brain injury therapies are designed to meet the cognitive, physical
and emotional needs of each patient, including:
Occupational therapy – Occupational therapists help individuals return to independent
living, work or school by helping patients re-learn daily activities.
Physical therapy – Physical therapists help individuals improve mobility, strength,
endurance and balance to resume regular physical and everyday activities.
Speech and language therapy – Speech-language therapists work with individuals to improve speech
and language skills by focusing on thought processes such as cognition,
reasoning and memory.
Additional therapies – Other health care professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists,
care managers and social workers are available to work with patients,
family members and caregivers to help the patient and his or her support
system adjust to the disability.